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Expert Witness No. 1985

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

•    Extensive background in teaching criminal justice, criminology, and criminal investigation courses
•    Supervisory experience
•    Author of numerous books and academic journal articles on the psychology of criminal conduct
•    Law enforcement and criminal investigative experience
•    15 years of online teaching experience
•    Qualified as expert witness in criminal trials
•    Meticulously organized and detailed focused; excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•    Blackboard 9.1 certification, Proficient in Moodle, SPSS, and Microsoft Applications

EDUCATION

•    PhD Psychology with a concentration in criminal investigative psychology
University of Liverpool, Institute for Investigative Psychology, Liverpool, England,
1994-1998 British Psychological Society (BPS) Approved Program Recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA), Degree completed at main campus in Liverpool, England
Dissertation: Inner Themes-Outer Behaviors: A Multivariate Model of U.S. Serial Killers' Crime Scene Actions
•    Master’s Degree in Forensic Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2015
•    M.S., Criminology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 1994
•    B.S., Behavioral Science, Minor, Criminal Justice, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN, 1993
•    A.S., Criminal Justice Technology, Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson, NC, 1985

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

1997-Present    Criminal Investigative and Forensic Science Consultant, Layetteville, NC
•    Behavioral reconstructive analysis of crime scenes
•    Equivocal case analysis
•    Victimology
•    Geographical Profiling
Sample of Clients:
- U.S. Army Trial Defense Service
- State of Florida
- New Jersey Capital Litigation Unit
- Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit

ACADEMIC / TEACHING EXPERIENCE

August 2011 - Present
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice, Campbell University at Ft. Bragg, NC.
Courses taught: Criminal justice, Criminal law, Ethics in CJ, Criminology, Criminal Investigations and Community Corrections

August 2013 - Present
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice and Psychology, Tiffin University On-line,
Graduate courses taught: Criminogenic Psychopathology, Introduction to Forensic Psychology

August 2007 - May 2008    One year fixed term contract
Assistant Professor, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC, Department of Criminal Justice
•    Courses: Criminal investigations, legal and forensic ethics, police management theory
•    Advised students

August 2006 - May 2007    One year fixed term contract
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
•    Courses: Introduction to forensic science, criminal investigations, forensic
impressions and markings, policing and diversity, crime scene investigations and
criminal profiling
•    Advised students

August 2001 - May 2006
Assistant Professor, Methodist University, Dept. of Justice Studies, Fayetteville, NC
•    Courses: (day, night, summer, on-line): Intro to criminology, Intro to forensic science, victimology, corrections, investigative process, organized crime, internship, criminal profiling , deviant behavior
•    Advised students

December 1999 - June 2001
Research Associate Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage, Justice Center, Anchorage, AK
•    Courses: criminal investigation, administration of justice, criminal profiling, serial
murder, seminar in criminal violation
•    Grants awarded:
o    Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator, Developing Alaska’s informed offender prioritization system: Searching for patterns in Alaska’s justice information system and sex offender registry, Grant funded by Bureau of Justice Statistics, October 2000, Grant award amount ($49,603)
o    Project Manager, Assessing the accuracy of geographical data in the Alaska sex offender registry using Arc View GIS program, University of Alaska Anchorage’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC), Grant funded by Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 1999
o    Certified Interviewer, Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) Program, NIJ grant, 1999 - 2001

1998 - 2003
Adjunct Professor, Vermont College of the Union Institute, Montpelier, VT, Online graduate psychology degree
•    Field faculty advisor/mentor for students enrolled in the Master of Arts Degree via
distance learning with a concentration in criminal psychology
•    Provided students with scholarly help of a scientific nature of direct relevance to criminal psychology, through the Internet
•    Trained on Embanet online learning software

August 1993 - July 1994
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Indiana State University, Department of Criminology, Terre Haute, IN
•    Courses: Intro to criminology, criminal justice procedures
•    Assisted undergraduate students with assignments and essays
•    Administered weekly tests and graded tests

1993 - 1994
Project Coordinator, National Institute of Justice Grant, Newton County Sheriff’s Department, Kentland, IN - Paid Graduate internship, Indiana State University
•    First NIJ grant to develop community policing in a rural area
•    Set up community policing satellite offices in three regions of Newton County
•    Wrote police training procedures for community policing in Newton County
•    Developed budgetary guidelines for showing how the $100,000 grant was being spent
•    Wrote quarterly reports on the progress of the grant

EARLY CAREER

1985 – 1989        Police Officer, Oxford Police Department, Oxford, NC
•    Drug undercover work
•    Dispatcher
•    Breathalyzer operator

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS

•    University of Liverpool international scholarship, 1998
•    Indiana State University academic scholarship, 1993
•    Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society, 1993
•    North Carolina Sheriff’s Association Scholarship, 1984

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND INVESTIGATIVE TRAINING

•    Blood Spatter Analysis Training (2 month course), University of Florida, 2013
•    Principles and thought processes of crime scene investigation, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 2011
•    Forensic Fingerprint Analysis Basics, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 2010
•    Certified Medical Investigator III, American College of Forensic Examiners, 2008
•    Blood spatter analysis, American College of Forensic Examiners, 2008
•    Death investigations, Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, Richmond, VA, 2006
•    Death investigations, Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, Richmond, VA, 2005
•    Forensic Entomology and Death Investigations, Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, , Richmond, VA, 2004
•    Examined 300 solved serial murders’ case files during my Ph.D. research, 1995, 1996
•    Introduction to VICAP, Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), Newton County Sheriff’s Department, 1994
•    Investigating Serial Murder, Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), Newton County Sheriff’s Department, 1994
•    Specialized Training in Criminal Investigations, Henderson Police Training Academy,Henderson, NC (22 hours), 1987
•    Police Information Network Computer Training, Butner Public Safety, North Carolina, Butner, NC (12 hours), 1987
•    Chemical Tests for Alcohol Operator, North Carolina Highway State Patrol, Henderson, NC, (48 hours), 1986
•    Criminal Investigations I and II, North Carolina Police Academy, Henderson, NC, 1986
•    Special Law Enforcement Certification, North Carolina Police Academy, Henderson, NC, 1986
•    Court Procedures and Evidence, North Carolina Police Academy, Henderson, NC, 1986
•    Patrol Operations, Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson, NC, (9 hours), 1986
•    Firearms, Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson, NC, (8 hours), 1986
•    Law Enforcement Basic Police Recruit Training, State of North Carolina Department of Criminal Justice Training Standards, Henderson Police Training Academy, Henderson, NC, (300 hours), 1985
•    Fingerprinting Law, Submission of Fingerprints, and how to take legible inked
impression, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, (4 hours), 1985

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS / BOOK CHAPTERS / JOURNAL ARTICLES / PRESENTATIONS

Available Upon Request

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

•    Effective Teaching Strategies, MaxKnowledge and the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, Online, Certificate, November 2010
•    Blackboard 9.1 Certification, Campbell University, November 2011

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

•    Certified Board Member, United States Association of Professional Investigators,
(USAPI)

 

 

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